Charming flat in the center of Lausanne next to the forest and the old town, with a view on the lake, in a popular but quiet neighborhood. 5 minutes walk to the city center.
The apartment has one bedroom with a queen size bed, a view on the forest and one big living room with a very big sofa (almost the size of a double size bed) and a view on the lake. No other building is facing the apartment and although 5 minutes away from the center, it is very quiet and very green.
The living room is divided in three distinctive parts :
— one dining room area with a bench seat from a pub and an antique wooden table and chairs.
— one study/workshop area with a desk and office chair.
— one living room area with a very big sofa, a coffee table and a home cinema (provided you have a computer with VGA or Mini DisplayPort and optical out or mini-jack out).
There's an all equipped kitchen with oven and dishwasher (but no microwave!), a high table and two highchairs for breakfast.
The bathroom has toilets and a bathtub.
The whole apartment has been freshly painted. It's on the 4th floor with no elevator. Therefore it is not recommended for disabled people, but it is worth the view.
You are located 3 minutes away from "La Cité" the old town of Lausanne and 2 minutes away from the beautiful park of l'Hermitage. One of the best vietnamese restaurant, "Dalat", is just around the corner, located in an old-fashioned swiss chalet. The contrast makes it a place worth seeing.
If you're lucky enough, some sheeps will be in the pasture just up in the woods. And you can wake up to the sound of their bleat ;)
No loud music at night please. Neighbors are nice but tend to sleep early.
Please leave the apartment clean when you check-out.
Pas de musique trop forte le soir. Les voisins sont sympathiques mais ont tendance à dormir après minuit.
Veuillez s'il vous plaît laisser l'appartement propre lorsque vous le quittez.
L'appartement est très sympa et extremement bien situé.
Le séjour à été super, avec un superbe temps de la partie.
Melano was very helpful in providing clear instructions to get to the apartment prior to our arrival and we were greeted by her brother Stanley who was also very helpful by carrying our bags up the stairs and explaining where everything worked. There were a few stairs but I appreciated this after eating so many pastries and chocolates each day, my guilt was aleviated. In the apartment, you are rewarded for the climb by the stunning views across the old city and beyond to the lake and mountains, you can see all the way to France! From the other side of the apartment, you look across to a rambling garden and trees in the park. The apartment is filled with light and space and Melano's beautiful indoor trees, eclectic furniture and interesting collections of books and art works made us feel like we were living in an artists loft. The apartment is clean, very spacious, super quiet and we were very cosy as it was very efficiently heated, and we felt very safe and secure. It was a very easy 10 minute walk to the city centre so although there are buses we did not chose to use them except to get to further venues such as the Art Brut gallery in Beaulieu and to go to the lake. You would need to take a bus or taxi from the station if you have luggage though as it is an uphill walk but this was a minor consideration for us. Nearby are some very cute cafes and bars and you can also walk down to the market that is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays. If we return to Lausanne, we would certainly be contacting Melano and I will also be advising my other friends in the ballet world of this fantastic place.
I enjoyed my month-long stay at this property, which is quiet and comfortable. The location is outstanding, and is within 10 minutes walk of CHUV, Ours, Riponnne, Flon, grocery stores and places such as the cathedral and Lac Sauvabelin. I enjoyed the excellent espresso machine as well. Melano was responsive and friendly. Thanks and all the best.
L'appartement était très bien, simple mais très pratique et proche du centre. J'y retournerais sans hésiter.
Deux petites précisions à noter au sujet de l'appartement:
1) L'immeuble ne donne directement pas sur la rue du Vallon; il est situé en arrière d'une série d'immeubles et accessible par la place du Vallon;
2) la laveuse et la ne sont pas dans l'appartement, mais dans un bâtiment séparé.
Melano was very helpful and hospitable. The apartment is perfectly located and has an amazing view. Also, it was very clean. All in all my stay was great.
We had good stay in there just some issue for future travelers. There is not any elevator in house as it is the old house and the flat is in last floor( 5th or 6th) so you need to carry your luggage by hand from stairs. No TV in flat and more clean blanket and sheet should be provided in the house.
Yes house is in the old town of Lausanne and you can not really have an elevator in this aria. Its in the forth floor and Babak would not complain about calm and cosy neighborhood.
I am surprised by the comment about blankets and sheets, because I make sure its all new clean and comfortable. It is not New brand every time, but still clean and cosy.
Hope stay was anyway good for you, especially with rain every day of your stay.
Melano was very helpful from beginning to end. In planning our stay, she was always prompt in responding to my inquiries. Her flat was fantastic. There were three of us, and an initial concern was where everyone would sleep...but Melano was able to get us a mattress to put on the floor, so one had the bed in the bedroom, one had the queen sized couch (much bigger than the one in the picture!), and one of us had the mattress on the floor. No one complained at all!
When we weren't out exploring Lausanne, we were able to cook for ourself in the fully equipped kitchen and relax in the living room with the projector and computer hook-up. We were able to watch the World Cup and movies with ease. Her internet connection was also very fast. As law students studying at UNIL, this was very important to us, and the three of us were able to use it with no issues regarding speed. Laundry was also convenient. The washing machines worked great, and there was plenty of room to hang our clothes outside instead of using the dryers.
The location of the flat was up a rather large hill, which we often walked up. On particularly hot days or days where we otherwise didn't feel like walking, there was a very convenient bus stop about 2 minutes away from the flat. We couldn't have asked for a more accommodating location.
I would highly recommend Melano's flat for anyone considering to visit Lausanne! It is a very affordable and convenient option, and we couldn't have asked for a more helpful host.